Journal of Medical Systems

, 37:9898 | Cite as

Smart Health Monitoring Systems: An Overview of Design and Modeling

  • Mirza Mansoor Baig
  • Hamid Gholamhosseini
Original Paper


Health monitoring systems have rapidly evolved during the past two decades and have the potential to change the way health care is currently delivered. Although smart health monitoring systems automate patient monitoring tasks and, thereby improve the patient workflow management, their efficiency in clinical settings is still debatable. This paper presents a review of smart health monitoring systems and an overview of their design and modeling. Furthermore, a critical analysis of the efficiency, clinical acceptability, strategies and recommendations on improving current health monitoring systems will be presented. The main aim is to review current state of the art monitoring systems and to perform extensive and an in-depth analysis of the findings in the area of smart health monitoring systems. In order to achieve this, over fifty different monitoring systems have been selected, categorized, classified and compared. Finally, major advances in the system design level have been discussed, current issues facing health care providers, as well as the potential challenges to health monitoring field will be identified and compared to other similar systems.


Smart health monitoring Remote patient monitoring Wearable health monitoring Mobile health monitoring 


Conflict of Interest

The authors declare no conflict of interest.


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  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringSchool of Engineering, Auckland University of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand

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